Marvin Gaye heirs sue ‘Blurred Lines’

Robin Thicke’s summertime hit “Blurred Lines” is an illegal rip-off of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up,” Gaye’s children claim in court documents filed Wednesday.

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Bahrain, bulldozing its ancient culture?

Bahrain was once home to the largest collection of prehistoric burial mounds — nearly 150,000 funerary hills that belonged to the 4,000 year old Dilmun civilization. Development over the last few decades has demolished 90% of those mounds. The government is now lobbying to protect what remains, but is it too late?

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Prince Harry message ‘was hacked’

A voicemail message left by Prince Harry was hacked by the News of the World, the phone-hacking trial at the Old Bailey hears.

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Science’s unlikely hero?

Natalie Portman, the star of new Hollywood blockbuster Thor 2, is one of the world’s most famous actors — so why is she aiming to inspire a new generation of female scientists?

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Turkey and ‘the Kurdish problem’

The latest round of peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) remains the Turkish government’s best bet not just to solve the country’s 29-year old “Kurdish problem” but also to feed its energy-hungry population and wean it off costly and politically risky Russian and Iranian energy imports.

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Lawmaker: Snowden wants to testify

The German lawmaker who met Edward Snowden in Moscow said that the NSA leaker offered to testify in front of the U.S. Congress.

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VIDEO: Is Marxism relevant to the UK today?

The teachings of Karl Marx have been back in the news with David Cameron accusing Ed Miliband of living in a Marxist universe after he announced a plan to freeze energy prices.

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Beware cultu-phobia

Ruben Navarrette says a recent TV show caused a rash of “cultuphobia:” the fear that another person’s culture is taking over your own

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‘Action’ on water bills promised

Downing Street says “action on water bills” will be announced next week as part of government efforts to address concerns about rises in utility costs.

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